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Dec. 15, 1967 - Silver Bridge Collapse In Point Pleasant Kills 46 (Part 2)
By Heath Harrison
October 6, 2013

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Archive reporting: Brad Harvey

On Dec. 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge connecting downtown Point Pleasant, W.Va. to Gallipolis, Ohio collapsed into the Ohio River. The fall of the span, backed up in both directions with the Christmas season's rush hour traffic, claimed 46 lives.




This week’s video, courtesy of the W.Va. State Archives at the Culture Center, is a 30-minute WCHS documentary, "A Scar Remains," from 1992, the year of the disaster’s 25th anniversary.

Produced and hosted by reporter Brad Harvey, it features interviews with witnesses and survivors, as well as footage from the aftermath of the collapse.

Due to its length, the video is posted in two parts. The second half is included with this post. The first half, along the accompanying article, can be found here.


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Remember When: Dec. 15, 1967 - Silver Bridge Collapse In Point Pleasant Kills 46 (Part 2)




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